WCU receives grant for two-semester biology course

Story co-written with Alexandra McQueen Freshman and transfer students eagerly waited to take Biology 493- Phage Hunters with Dr.Wallen and Dr. Gainey after hearing about it at freshman orientation. “Nothing builds confidence more than being able to just do something,” said Dr. Maria Gainey. And that is what their students do. The class is designed around […]

Mosquitoes in WNC can infect community

Mosquitoes are one of the most common pests in Western North Carolina, but they bring a greater risk than itchy bites. Western Carolina University environmental health professor and public health biologist Brian Byrd has a passion for insects, particularly mosquitoes.   Though he has also worked with tics and mites, Byrd specializes in mosquito-borne diseases […]

Advanced scams meet advanced protection

Technology is great when it works, but one wrong click and a nasty cyber scam can set you back a few hundred dollars.  But for a college it can cripple an entire campus community. Manager of student computing in the Technology Commons Andy Voelker talked about how WCU’s IT department handles these threats. The Information […]